Top 5 family activities in Los Cabos, Mexico

Located at the tip of Mexico’s sunny Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos appeals to many different types of travelers – from groups of friends looking to party the night away to honeymooners in search of a romantic beach retreat. While Cabo was long synonymous with Spring Break, over the decades it has gained a deserved reputation as a world-class luxury vacation destination. It has also become a favorite spot for family-friendly vacations – and it’s little wonder why. A variety of resorts with kids’ clubs and comfortable, homelike vacation rentals offer the perfect accommodations for families. There’s plenty of fun to be had for all ages on the pristine waters, sun-drenched beaches and desert outback of Los Cabos. Here are 5 great ideas for family fun in Los Cabos:

1. Médano Beach

The heart of the waterfront in Cabo San Lucas is Médano Beach (“The Dune” in Spanish). This wonderful stretch of sand extends for nearly 2 miles and is the best swimming beach in Los Cabos. Along Médano, you’ll find some of the area’s best family-friendly resorts along with a host of stylish beach clubs and casual restaurants. While some of the beach cantinas can get pretty rowdy, there are a host of spots that are perfect for families. This is the place to rent a jet ski, go parasailing or simply stake out a spot on the sand to soak up the rays and watch the sailboats in the bay. The people-watching at this bustling beach is another highlight.

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Hopping aboard a water taxi or glass-bottom boat is easy here. Take a cruise to see the iconic stone arch (“El Arco”) at Land’s End, check out the abundant local marine life or visit nearby Lover’s Beach. You can access Médano Beach from one of the beachfront resorts or eateries; take a taxi if you’re staying further away – parking is scarce. Strolling beach vendors make their way along Médano peddling everything from jewelry to henna tattoos. If you’re not interested, simply decline with a “no, thank you.” If you are interested in a purchase, be sure to negotiate the price as some bargaining is expected. The views here are some of the prettiest you’ll see in all of Los Cabos.

2. Explore the marina

If all that beach time has you working up an appetite, you’re sure to enjoy the many dining options around the Cabo San Lucas Marina. A variety of international restaurants will ensure you find something to make every member of the family happy. It’s fun to stroll around the marina and check out the shops, admire the luxurious yachts or see the fishing charter boats coming into dock with their catches. The marina is also where you can board a sunset cruise, sailing tour or snorkel cruise with the kids. Puerto Paraiso Mall is located along the marina as well and offers modern shopping in an air-conditioned setting – and even a movie theater!

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3. Sunset cruise

No trip to Cabo would be complete without getting on the water. The waters of the Pacific Ocean meet the Sea of Cortez at the soaring rock formations of Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas. A sunset cruise is a great way to take in the sights. There are a number of different options, whether you prefer cruising along aboard a classic sailboat or a pirate-themed adventure aboard an authentic wooden tall ship.

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Most sunset cruises include food and beverages – some even include music, dancing or theme shows. As you sail around Land’s End, be sure to keep an eye out for the local sea life. You’re sure to spot sea lions and many types of seabirds. You may even catch a glimpse of mobula rays leaping out of the water. As you sail to the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas, take a look up into the hills of Pedregal, the premier private community of luxurious vacation homes in the area. Many of the stunning villas in the hills and along Pedregal Beach are available as vacation rentals.

4. Cabo Dolphins

Situated alongside the state-of-the-art Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo Dolphins is an exceptional facility offering the opportunity to get up close with Pacific bottlenose dolphins in an educational program with tours for all ages. The expert guides at Cabo Dolphins do an outstanding job of explaining the life cycle, physiology and conservation concerns of these charismatic marine mammals. You can have the chance to touch the dolphins, swim with them, or even be a “trainer for the day” while learning how the dolphins are cared for. At the end of the program, you’ll have the chance to purchase photos from your experience – an unforgettable keepsake.

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5. Zip-lining

The stunning desert landscape of Baja California Sur provides a stark contrast with the brilliant blues of the Sea of Cortez. The rugged outback offers a number of recreational opportunities, including off-road tours. One action-packed activity for families is zip-lining. Accompanied by experienced guides, you’ll soar above striking desert arroyos. Zip-lines can be experienced solo or in tandem. The greatest attention is given to providing a fun and safe experience by reputable tour operators like Cabo Adventures and Wild Canyon.

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These are just a few of the great ideas for family fun in Cabo!

Julie Byrd is the Vice President of Sales for CaboVillas.com.

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Comments (1)

  1. amy fidler says:

    some great photos and great informative information on some of the activities available,it’s good to keep active on holiday,and do things as a fmaily.

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